Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.
The chocolate market in China is growing at faster rates than other confectionery in the country as heightened consumer wealth helps stir evolution from sugar confectionery, according to an analyst at Euromonitor.
Sugar-free candy and sweet products offering specific health benefits are set to increase rapidly in popularity over the next few years, answering a growing market demand for functional confectionery and rising fears over the alleged obesity epidemic.
Innovation pushed from flavour firms operating in this competitive
sector brings food developers new opportunities to improve the
final product as ICI flavour subsidiary Quest International,
streamlined in May this year through the...
Consumers and producers are united in their desire for lighter,
functional packaging on the Russian food market, driving the
development of plastics and paper in the dairy, bakery and
confectionery sectors and sending traditional...
Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food
packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by
rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene laws on baked goods
in shops, writes Chris Mercer.
The consumption of baking mixes in the Asia Pacific region may be
low, but a rash of new launches on the market suggests that all
that might be set to change, as time-starved households move
towards quicker, easier alternatives.
Although the market for bakery mixes in Central and Eastern Europe
remains small, it is growing as consumers strive to bake at home
and save time. The latest look at the launches for this category
shows that variety is the driving...
Private labels are yet to make much of an inroad into the
confectionery segment, but new analysis from Euromonitor suggests
that the premium chocolate market could provide a rich vein of
growth for private label in the future.
While health foods are becoming increasingly popular across the
globe, there are still some areas which remain undeveloped by the
major food producers. One such area is diabetic food, which has
struggled to overcome limited distribution...
The global confectionery market reached 12.7 billion tonnes in
2000, increasing by 8.5 per cent globally from 1996-2000, and
proving resistant to the much-hyped rise of health-conscious
eating, according to a report from market analysts...